Garmin® hosts second Connect IQ™ Developer Summit, announces Connect IQ 3.0 with new apps from Trailforks, Yelp, iHeartRadio and more

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
welcomed developers for its second Connect
IQ Developer Summit
at Garmin headquarters in Olathe, KS. The Summit
hosts developers from around the world, enabling them to network with
industry leaders and learn about the latest Garmin technology and app
solutions in the active lifestyle arena. Over the course of the next two
days (April 18-19), developers will have the opportunity to meet with
key Garmin leaders and industry experts alike, hear about the latest
Connect IQ features, and attend valuable breakout sessions, bringing
deeper exploration with power to fully leverage the Connect IQ platform.
Garmin will also be honoring app category developers with awards. Summit
attendees will get an exclusive first look at the newly announced Edge
520 Plus
GPS bike computer optimized for both on- and off-road
cycling and the Edge
bike computer. Attendees will also learn about several new
Connect IQ apps being launched at the Summit, including apps from
MySwimPro, Trailforks, Yelp, iHeartRadio and GUTM.

“Connect IQ is ever-expanding in growth and popularity, and we’re
excited to host our developers to share firsthand the improvements and
the upcoming features they can take advantage of in their apps,” said
Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Having so
much talent, creativity and innovation in attendance at this year’s
Summit inspires us. We look forward to what they will create with the
new platform enhancements.”

Garmin is launching Connect IQ 3.0, the latest edition of their industry
leading open platform for third-party developers to create experiences
for Garmin wearables, bike computers and outdoor handhelds enabled on
over 30 unique Garmin product lines. Since its inception three years
ago, there have been more than 54 million Connect IQ app downloads to
more than 8 million compatible devices1 that have shipped
around the world. Connect IQ 3.0 opens up Garmin’s audio player
platform, enabling third parties to integrate music, podcast, audio
book, and other content into compatible Garmin devices. Developers will
also be able to integrate Garmin’s onboard maps into their apps, and
work with an expanded notification system.

Among this year’s Summit attendees are current Connect IQ app developers
as well as representatives from companies including Strava, TrainingPeaksTM,
Tile®, Trek and Stryd. This year’s Summit sponsors are Nordic
Semiconductor, HERE, Mastercard, GU and Skullcandy. As part of the
Summit, brands and developers alike will learn about several exciting
new apps being announced. The MySwimPro
app will help swimmers take their training to the next level with six,
eight, and 12-week personalized training plans. The new Yelp
by Garmin app for Edge bike computers is ideal for the casual cyclist
looking for a place to ride for lunch and gives users access to Yelp’s
extensive point of interest database with routes to each location. The Trailforks
apps allow users to seamlessly download favorite mountain biking routes
and trails to their compatible Edge device. Music lovers will fall hard
for the new iHeartRadio app which lets premium iHeartRadio
subscribers sync their playlists to their music-enabled wearable for
on-the-go listening, no phone required. The GU
Data Field 2.0
keeps athletes feeling their best by alerting users
when to take a packet of GU during their ride or run. In the new GU Data
Field 2.0 version, the intelligence of the reminder logic has been
upgraded to take the athlete’s exertion into account.

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For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
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Garmin International Inc. Mary Woodbury, 913-397-8200 [email protected]